New boutique location is stylin'

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DALLAS, Texas – It’s not uncommon for HME providers to bill themselves as a one-stop shop, but the Women’s Health Boutique has added another element: retreat.

The provider in October acquired a wig and hair salon in Plano that caters to cancer patients and survivors. They will fold it into one of their standard boutiques.

“We’ve been doing wigs forever, but now we’ll have three licensed cosmetologists on staff,” said Crystal Tipton, regional manager. “We could fit them with their wigs but now we can style the wigs and personalize them.”

The Women’s Health Boutique carries a full line of women’s health products, like pre- and post-natal items, incontinence, compression therapy, skin care, wigs, turbans, pre- and post-breast surgery products, and, of course, pink ribbon items. The recovery salon will also carry specially selected hair and skin products.

Boutique stylists can also help when it comes time for patients to shave their heads—an often emotional experience, says Tipton. They can also help patients when their hair starts growing back.

“People are often surprised to find out that their hair is just not the same as it was beforehand,” she said. “People don’t know what to do with it. They will be able to return to our salon where they will be able to get their hair (done) and get lots of tips and tricks.”

Also in October, Women’s Health Boutique opened a third Dallas-area location, in Oak Cliff. That location is directly across from a large hospital in an underserved area.

“It’s a real heavy Medicaid market,” said Vicki Jones, owner of the Women’s Health Boutique. “It’s a fabulous opportunity for us to serve women who have had nothing available to them.”


This service is a wonderful idea.  I worked for Women's Wellness Boutique in Massillon Ohio and the patients who were fighting ca felt that the boutique was simply made for them.  It was started up by an RN, Judy Zondorak, due to her friend going thru chemo and would state that there was no where to go for wigs, hats and be around someone who had medical background. The Boutique was somewhere that professionals understood women's needs while going thru chemo and radiation. The patients felt welcome, comfortable, and new they were in the hands of knowledgeable and compassionate people. The boutique was also decorated beautifully. 

In the evening, they also had speakers regarding diet and other medical needs such as emotional needs which was a great program.  The patients really appreciated the knowledge and also a place to vent.  The boutique worked around the patient needs.  If a patient could not come in for a fitting until 7:00 p.m. there was always someone there to welcome that patient and take care them. 

My mother in law also went thru chemo and radiation and found great solace in the Boutique. I hope your Women's Health Boutique is very successful.